Acts of kindness: July 2007 Archives

Megan Dailey, 34, of Belmont Heights is hosting a benefit on Sept. 15 in honor of her late father, retired Chicago police commander Maurice "Mo" Dailey, who died of a brain tumor. All proceeds will be donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

Christopher Frost, 26, of Bucktown, spends one day a week with Philip Kaish. They met through Best Buddies Illinois, where Frost volunteers and where Philip, who's autistic, takes classes. "I enjoy being there for someone with a disability," Frost says. "And he always gives me a different perspective on things."

Mary Johnston, 44, of Edison Park is a serial volunteer who spends her free time helping immigrants study for the U.S. citizenship test, volunteering at the North Park Nature Center and making crafts with seniors at a nursing home. "It feels good to help people, and I think it's just good citizenship."

Recent Northtown Academy graduate Justin Romero and a dozen of his classmates painted a mural under the viaduct on Peterson just east of Rogers Avenue as a gift to the Sauganash neighborhood. The Northtown graduating art students worked on the painting in six-hour stints every Saturday in May and June.

Has someone been kind to you? Tell me about it.

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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